Comfort food can restore body and mind. Whether it is the beginning or the end of a hectic day, we often turn to food for comfort and pleasure as well as nourishment. Clarissa Dickson Wright, the knowledgeable gourmet, has selected 100 of her favourite recipes to create an eclectic and inspirational collection of dishes for you to enjoy at home. People are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of home-made, simple food that will nourish friends and family instead of choosing a take-away or buying meals that are often full of chemicals and hidden nasties. There is a desire to go back to basics and cook food that is delicious, often cheap to create, and easy to make. Clarissa has revived and simplified old classic recipes that have stood the test of time as well as presenting original recipes that have been inspired by her travels around the world. Not only are you offered warming classics such as Sausage Casserole or Fish Pie as well as more exotic dishes such as Partridge with Dates and Walnuts and gorgeous puddings like Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding, but Clarissa also entertains and informs the reader with her witty, historical and often nostalgic introductions. This is a personal collection, but a fascinating one that will inspire and delight.